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'''Edward Morgan Forster''' (1 January 18797 June 1970) was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist. He is known best for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society. Forster's humanism|humanistic impulse toward understanding and sympathy may be aptly summed up in the epigraph (literature)|epigraph to his 1910 novel ''Howards End'': "Only connect ... ". His 1908 novel, ''A Room with a View'', is his most optimistic work, while ''A Passage to India|A Passage to India'' (1924) brought him his greatest success. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 13 different years.
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Birth nameEdward Morgan Forster
Birth date{{birth date|df=yes|1879|1|1}}
Birth placeMarylebone, Middlesex, England
Death date{{death date and age|df=yes|1970|6|7|1879|1|1}}
Death placeCoventry, Warwickshire, England
OccupationWriter (novels, short stories, essays)
NationalityEnglish
Period1901–70
EducationTonbridge School
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